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General Ophthalmic Services - Selected statistics for England, April 2012 to September 2012Official statistics
- Publication Date:
- 17 Jan 2013
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Country, Primary Care Organisations
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2012 to 30 Sep 2012
The objective of the General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) is to provide, through community opticians' practices, preventative and corrective eye care for children, people aged 60 and over, people on low incomes and those suffering from or pre-disposed to eye disease. These tables show selected statistics of NHS Ophthalmic activity during the first half of 2012/13, at national, PCT and SHA level.
Users should also be aware of the Data Quality Statement, which accompanies this report. We welcome any feedback on these data, as well as suggestions for future reports. Comments can be submitted via the 'Have your say' link.
Responsible Statistician: Oliver Smith - Service Manager
Data available for England during the first half of 2012/13 show:
- There were 6.2 million NHS sight tests.
- 2.3 million optical vouchers were processed.
- There were 224,000 voucher items for repairs or replacement.